Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A "civil commotion" is an insurrection of the people for general purposes, though it may not amount to rehellion where there ls a usurped power. 2 Marsh. Ins. 793; Boon v. Insurance Co., 40 Conn. 584; Grame v. Assur. Soc., 112 U. S. 273, 5 Sup. Ct 150, 28 In Ed. 716; Sprulll v. Insurance Co., 46 N. C. 127.